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Halloween fun at DML:… All Dayton Metro Library locations are closed today, Friday 10/21/16, for Staff Development Day. We reopen at 9:30am tomorrow.

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Today at Northwest (12:00 AM)
Have some fun on your own making  the craft of the week!  All material…

Today at Northwest (12:00 AM)
Coloring or activity sheets are available daily in the children's room.  We…

Today at Huber Heights (10:00 AM)
Do you enjoy quilting·  Do you enjoy painting·  If so, j…

Today at Miami Twp. (10:00 AM)
Explore a different aspect of science, engineering, math or technology. Each mon…

Today at Burkhardt (10:30 AM)
Come to the library in your costumes for some spooky stories, crafts, an…

Today at Northwest (11:00 AM)
 Join us for quality family time with books, songs and activities for paren…

Today at Trotwood (1:00 PM)
Come meet a Miami Valley Pet Therapy Association pet and share your favorite boo…

Today at Miamisburg (1:00 PM)
Learn how Ohio Ghost Hunters investigates the paranormal! Team members will brin…

Today at Northwest (2:00 PM)
Join us as author Karen Laven recounts her experiences while researching local h…

Today at Kettering (2:00 PM)
We are living in a time when going toxin free is a necessity, but it can be so o…

Today at New Lebanon (2:00 PM)
Can't find the time to work on your favorite craft project·  Join th…

Today at Northwest (2:00 PM)
Designed to allow more time for practice, Tech Help! is your opportunity t…

Today at Electra Doren (2:00 PM)
Get together with friends and see how creative you can be with LEGOs!…

Today at Wilmington (3:00 PM)
Coloring is a relaxing activity, especially for adults. Come out and treat yours…

Today at Miamisburg (4:00 PM)
A YA book club shared by the Miamisburg and West Carrollton Branch Libraries tha…

Tomorrow at Northwest (12:00 AM)
Coloring or activity sheets are available daily in the children's room.  We…

Monday at Northwest (12:00 AM)
Coloring or activity sheets are available daily in the children's room.  We…

Monday at W. Carrollton (10:00 AM)
This program is for kids who love to move and dance around!  We will read s…

Monday at Main (10:00 AM)
Begin your preparation for the GED with FREE Adult GED Classes offered by Miami …

Monday at Huber Heights (2:00 PM)
Google Drive, formerly Google Docs, is a file storage and synchronization servic…

Monday at Northwest (3:00 PM)
Come in after school and play the Wii U with your friends!  A special time …

Monday at Burkhardt (4:00 PM)
Attention, Lego enthusiasts: Bring the whole family to the Library for an epic b…

Monday at Northwest (4:00 PM)
Join us to have a scary good time during the Halloween season. We'll do a skelet…

Monday at Electra Doren (4:00 PM)
Learn how Ohio Ghost Hunters investigates the paranormal! Team members will brin…

Monday at Northwest (6:00 PM)
Come into the computer lab for help with homework, studying, or school projects.…

Monday at Wilmington (6:00 PM)
Need a little help with your homework· There is homework help available …

Monday at W. Carrollton (6:00 PM)
Join us for this hands on workshop! Zentangle is an easy-to-learn, relaxing, an…

Monday at Main (6:00 PM)
Would you like to practice your English conversational skills· Talk Table…

Monday at Northwest (6:00 PM)
Learn how Ohio Ghost Hunters investigates the paranormal! Team members will brin…

Monday at Huber Heights (6:00 PM)
Drawing inspiration from Lewis Carroll's Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, p ar…


Displaying and Distributing Materials

    The Dayton Metro Library may allow materials from community organizations and individuals to be displayed in a designated area for distribution to area residents.  Programs and events publicized through the library’s community-information areas should be compatible with the library’s purpose of providing educational, cultural, recreational, and information services to the community.  The presence of a brochure, flyer, or any other notice in the library does not necessarily indicate that the library either advocates or endorses the viewpoints expressed.
    The following non-library materials will not be accepted for display or distribution:
    • Posters and flyers designed for wall, board, or sign displays.
    • Materials exclusively promoting commercial products or services that have less than 50% informational or educational content. 
    • Materials larger than 8.5” x 11”. *Note:  Free newspapers or publications that fall outside these parameters that represent a formal partnership may be approved on a case-by case bases.  Large format materials approved for display must be supplied in self-contained display stands or kits.
    • Campaign literature for a political candidate. *Note: Non-partisan political materials that provide information on ballot issues only may be approved for display.
    1. Non-library materials requested to be displayed at, or distributed by, the Main Library must be approved by the External Relations Department.
    2. Non-library materials requested to be displayed at a branch library, must be approved by the Branch Library Manager.
    3. Approval will be given based upon the limitations of display space, the timeliness of the material, and the relevance of the material to the civic, educational, informational, cultural, recreational, or vocational life of the community.  Local organizations and events may be given preference.
    4. The Library will designate space for display of approved materials at each location and reserves the right to limit quantities.
    5. Library employees are responsible for placing materials for public display or distribution.  Materials are not to be posted by persons not employed by the Dayton Metro Library.
    6. Each library location reserves the right to post and remove items based on its own schedule. Materials posted without approval will be removed.
    7. No organization or individual may advertise that its materials are available at the Library unless this has been cleared with the Branch Library Manager/External Relations Manager in advance.
    8. The External Relations Department may distribute approved non-library materials to each Library Branch through regular library delivery, free of charge.  The Library will not make copies of materials for distribution.

Policy Approved, July 1, 2015

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